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Ghost Dance 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a A3+

Type:  Trad, Aid, 14 pitches, 1900', Grade VI
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a A3+ [details]
FA: Eric Rasmussen & Jim Hayden, 1995
Season: Spring & Fall
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Submitted By: bsmoot on Apr 23, 2008

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BETA PHOTO: The 2,200' north face and "Ghost Dance" ...

Seasonal Raptor Closures ***** RAIN AND WET ROCK ***** The sandstone in Zion is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. Holds rip off and climbs have been and will continue to be permanently damaged due to climbers not respecting this phenomenon. After a heavy storm the rock will remain wet, sometimes for several days. PLEASE DO NOT CLIMB IN ZION during or after rain. A good rule of thumb is that if the ground near your climb is at all damp (and not powdery dry sand), then do not climb. There are many alternatives (limestone, granite, basalt, and plastic) nearby. Seasonal Raptor Closures MORE INFO >>>


This route climbs the incredible north face of Lady Mountain. Start in a chimney just left of a major right facing corner. Above the chimney, climb clean face cracks on aid. Higher, some free sections lead to a big midway ledge...great bivy.

A blank area above leads to the beautiful upper corners. Exit an arch and climb one more blank area (bolts & hooks) to a sickle-like corner. At the top of this, the first ascent party ended the route as the wall slabbed out. Rap the route.


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By meghan c.
From: el paso, tx
Apr 27, 2011

Has anyone summited Lady Mountain via the slabs at the top of Ghost Dance? Is this a hike from the top anchor, or does one need to bring additional hardwear?
By Fred Nakovic
From: Tucson, AZ
May 31, 2011

Climbed May 2011 with Meghan C. Looked like it had not been climbed for over 10 years with moss in pin scars. We swapped leads with Meghan finishing the wild last two free pitches! 3 nights on the Big Ledge and 3 nights above. We didn't break anything, cleaned many of the pin placements (but far from all of them), added 3rd bolts to the side of the 2 anchor bolts for the porta ledge bivies, replaced all the rotten rap slings. Next party should consider adding chains to the 2 bolt belays to ease rappels and maybe replacing the stud bolts (about half the bolts are studs, the others are sleeve), although all appeared solid.

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